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MBA - College of Business

526 Old Main
Kutztown, PA 19530

T: 610-683-4575

E: mba@kutztown.edu

Business Administration (MBA)

Kutztown University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides you with the practical skills, strategic mindset and innovative vision to elevate your career. Key features of our program include: 

  • Best Value in the Region - comparatively the lowest-cost, accredited MBA program in the region (Graduate Tuition and Fees).
  • Accredited by AACSB International - the premiere global accrediting body for business schools, with accreditation achieved by fewer than 5% of the universities worldwide granting Business degrees.
  • Flexible Hybrid Schedule - hybrid learning combines online and face-to-face courses, giving students a flexible course schedule and allowing for the program to be completed in as little as 16 months.
  • Personal Approach – 1:1 interactions with faculty and staff support your success from application to graduation.
  • Convenient Location - centrally located in Berks County, close to the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas, allowing for a hybrid learning experience and access to a wide range of organizations.
  • Professional Network Development - small-sized classes, team course projects, and interactions with local business leaders and KU MBA alumni help to grow your professional network.
Admissions Process
  • Application

    Students applying to the KU MBA program must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In order to apply, please submit:

    You may initiate the admissions process with only the application and the application fee, later adding elements to your application. However, you will not receive an admissions decision until all elements are submitted.   Please submit the application form, along with payment of the application fee to Office of Graduate Admissions or Office of International Admissions (for international students only) first.

  • GMAT Waiver Policy (approved fall 2017)

    The GMAT/GRE could be waived if you meet one of the following:

    • Have an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited University and have
      • An overall GPA of 3.2 or above, or
      • An overall GPA of 3.0 or above and 3 years of professional experience, or
      • More than 5 years of professional experience.
    • Hold a professional certification in a field related to business, including but not limited to CFA, CMA or CPA.
    • Have a master's degree or higher from an accredited graduate program.
    • Have 10 or more years of professional experience in a managerial role.

    The GMAT/GRE can be deferred and eventually waived if you have graduated with a 3.0 GPA in any undergraduate discipline and have at least 2 years business experience. The GMAT/GRE will be waived if you complete your first four courses in the MBA program with a B or better in each course and an overall MBA GPA of 3.3.

     Waivers may be considered in other situations at the discretion of the Dean.

  • Pre-Program Requirements

    Pre-program course requirements ensure each MBA student has the basic knowledge required to be successful in the MBA program. Proficiency in the following areas is required to start the MBA program:

    • Financial Accounting
    • Statistics
    • Microeconomics
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Financial Management

    Applicants with undergraduate degrees in business will have completed most or all of these courses. Applicants with other undergraduate majors have several options for demonstrating or acquiring the required knowledge, including coursework, training, certifications and licenses and/or professional experience. Upon your initial contact with us, we will review your transcripts and your resume, determine which pre-program requirements are not satisfied, and work with you to design a plan that works well for you.

  • Transfer of Credit

    Up to 1/3 of the credits required for the MBA program may be transferred from another institution. All coursework must be approved for transfer credit. A grade of “B” or higher is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit. Reference the Graduate Transfer Credit policy for additional information.

  • MBA Information Session - November 10, 2021

    Our MBA Information Sessions provide an opportunity to ​learn more about the ​MBA program​, including the application process, the curriculum​, and how the hybrid e-learning and face​-to​-face schedule complements your family and work commitments.

    The next MBA Information Session ​will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom.  Please click here to Register.  ​The day prior to the information session, the Zoom link will be e-mailed to you at the address provided in your registration.

    If you are unable to attend, but would like information about our MBA program, please email us at mba@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4575.

  • Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistantships cover the cost of tuition and provide a yearly stipend of up to $7,500.00.  There are a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available at Kutztown University, including opportunities with the College of Business and the PA-Lead-Office Small Business Development Center. The Graduate Assistantships webpage provides a list of available positions with application information. Graduate assistants are selected based on their academic and professional backgrounds. You must have earned admission to a graduate program to be selected for a position.


MBA Program
  • Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Decision Making: Demonstrate the ability to manage business information in support of decision making.
    2. Evaluate: Synthesize functional business knowledge and employ analytical skills to evaluate problems, opportunities, create solutions and make decisions.
    3. Ethics: Demonstrate ethical and socially responsible reasoning when making recommendations and decisions.
    4. Interpersonal and Team Skills: Demonstrate effective interpersonal and team skills.
    5. Leadership: Apply leadership skills to work effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Curriculum

    The MBA program requires completion of 10 graduate courses (30 graduate credits), including nine required courses and one elective course. While the program is typically completed in 1.5-2 years, all course requirements must be completed within 6 calendar years of admission to the program.

    The required courses are:

    Management Accounting Control Systems (ACC 520)
    Managing Enterprise Technology (BUS 572)
    The Global Economy (ECO 561)
    Financial Management (FIN 530)
    Ethics in the Workplace and Society (MGM 545)
    Operations Management Theory and Practice (MGM 570)
    Organizational Leadership (MGM 582)
    Marketing Strategies and Planning (MKT 550)
    Business Policy and Strategy (Capstone) (MGM 590)*
    Elective: A 3-credit elective course can be one of the following: Independent Study with a faculty member, an MBA elective course or a graduate course from another college/university.

    *Must have at least 18 credits completed to take MGM 590 (capstone).

    The MBA Advisement Form provides additional information.

  • Optional Data Analytics Certificate

    MBA students may add a certificate in Data Analytics to their degree program. Students learn the techniques of data mining and predictive analytics. The certificate can be completed with two courses in addition to the required MBA coursework (two certificate courses replace MBA courses, for a total of four courses required for the certificate). In addition, the certificate has a prerequisite programming course. Refer to the MBA Advisement Form. More information on the certificate can be found on the Data Analytics Graduate Certificate website.

  • MBA Semester Schedule

    Our schedule of MBA courses begins in August and January. Independent Studies and International Immersion experiences usually occur during summer sessions which are scheduled from May to June or July to August.

    Full-time students who have completed the foundation courses can earn an MBA degree in as little as 16 months.  

    MBA students accepted into the program must complete all requirements within 6 calendar years.

    MBA Semester Schedule(s):